Random post – just saw this whilst I was doing some research for an article and thought that it was quite a nice analogy – yet another nugget to add to the definitions of IBL!
This is an analogy that a student used when describing why they thought trying to UNDERSTAND your knowledge was better than just learning stuff parrot-fashion.
“If you have a glass marble, one of those marbles with a little coloured ball in the middle, you can get a description of it from one angle and you think youâ€™ve understood, but if someone turns the marble a little, you canâ€™t really explain any more because you donâ€™t have the same start…because to really have understood something, you have to be able to see the marble from every angle, you have to see in 3D.”
Anyways, back to reading about student engagement!
Â Heres a picture of someÂ marbles, justÂ to show thatÂ I haven’t yet lost mine. (o what a comic genius i am. uhem…)
Fyrenius, A et al (2007) “Student approaches to achieving understanding” in Studies in Higher Education, 32/2
Hi, I’m Sarah, the new student ambassador for Human Communication Sciences. I’m still finding my feet so if I’m posting in the wrong place, i’m sorry! Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been meeting people in CILASS and in my home department to find out what’s going on at the moment.
I met with my champion and we discussed the things going on in HCS, which are as follows:
*Following student feedback, new tasks have been designed for the freshers in Intro Week. These tasks are more interactive than last year’s and look to give new students an insight intoÂ some different areasÂ that willÂ covered in their first year.
*HCS are currently in talks with CILASS vis-a-vis our department’sÂ exciting newÂ plans for howÂ to takeÂ inquiry-based learning forward for current and future students.
*There has been quite a bit of interest in how CILASS has been approached within the department, and at the University, and there are currently talks of aÂ staff-student collaboration for a chapter in an upcoming book about staff-student partnerships in Learning and Teaching. If anyone is interested, contact your student ambassador or champion.